At Crowton, we enjoy maths! Maths is a skill we use daily and is an essential part of everyday life. Therefore, maths forms an important part of our broad and balanced curriculum where we endeavour to ensure that children develop an enjoyment and enthusiasm for maths that will stay with them and empower them in future life. We intend to deliver a curriculum which:
- Allows children to be a part of creative and engaging lessons that will give them a range of opportunities to explore maths.
- Gives all children a chance to believe in themselves as mathematicians and develop the power of resilience and perseverance when faced with mathematical challenges.
- Develops all children’s fluency, providing opportunities to reason mathematically and develop using and applying skills when solving increasingly more complex problems involving a range of mathematical knowledge.
- Enables all children to be challenged and encouraged to excel in maths.
- Allows opportunities to revisit and practise basic maths skills to ensure key mathematical concepts are embedded and children are able to see the links between the topics in maths and across the wider curriculum.
- Is in line with the expectations in the National Curriculum.
- The White Rose maths scheme is followed to create a curriculum designed to meet the needs of our children and to allow for opportunities for revisit and retention, ensuring full coverage of the national curriculum for mathematics and providing a broad and balanced spread of all areas of the curriculum. Teachers are confident to manipulate this planning in the short term in order to meet the needs of all of our children within mixed year group classes.
- Children, regardless of their ability, in KS1 and KS2 are provided with opportunities to become more fluent in their learning, to reason mathematically and to solve a range of problems. This is done using a range of sources such as White Rose Maths, Twinkl, Master the Curriculum and Primarystars Education.
- Mathematics homework is provided on a weekly basis to help embed the week’s learning and share the learning with parents/carers.
- Calculation practice is provided regularly through basic skills starter activities and SODA tasks to ensure children’s fluency in calculation methods is embedded.
- Learning is differentiated to meet the needs of the children within the class whilst still providing each child with the opportunity to achieve the learning intentions to meet the expectations of their year group.
- Interventions are put in place to support children where necessary.
- Opportunities to collaborate in pairs or small groups are given regularly so children can learn from and support each other.
- Effective teacher modelling and effective assessment for learning make sure children are moved on in their learning or supported when finding it difficult
- Where possible, links are made with other subjects across the curriculum.
As a result of our maths teaching at Crowton, you will see:
- Engaged children who are all challenged.
- Children who talk enthusiastically about their learning.
- Lessons that use a consistent approach and a variety of resources to support learning.
- Most children achieving age related expectations or above.